PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Board of Education and Services for the Blind this class is accountable for supervising clients in the operation of a small business or vending facility and for monitoring vending machine locations.
Works under the general supervision of the Vending Facility Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.
May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, designs, develops and promotes business opportunities for legally blind individuals through such areas as retail, food service and vending machine locations within municipal, state and federal buildings; develops training programs and provides training for operators in implementation of new or changing opportunities; conducts on site visits to provide business management consultation to operators; plans, designs and coordinates renovation, construction and placement of facilities; writes job and equipment specifications, follows bid process and awards contracts; prepares budget reports and facility plans; provides and maintains necessary supplies and equipment; assures adherence to state and federal regulations; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of small business operation including purchasing, bidding, contract preparation/review and bookkeeping; knowledge of principles and practices of retail sales; knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; some knowledge of restaurant management including food preparation, portion control, menu planning and recordkeeping; some knowledge of and ability to apply counseling and training techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communications skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in retail sales and/or restaurant operations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in the operation of all aspects of a small business.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in business management or other relevant area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to work an unscheduled work week as necessary.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-SOCIAL SERV (P-2)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Field Representative – Services for the Blind in Salary Group SH 22 approved effective July 31, 2009. (Revised to change Agency name)